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July 2014 Update

President's Letter: 

At the May Board of Director's Meeting I was nominated and elected by the Board of Directors to serve as interim president for NAPSA. It is a great honor to be asked to serve the NAPSA Board and its members in this capacity. I have to admit when I was first approached by outgoing President Cherise Fanno-Burdeen I was speechless. Anyone of you who personally know me knows that "speechless" is not a word usually attributed to me. I admit I was not only honored to be asked but also terrified. The pursuit of fundamental fairness in the criminal justice system has been both my career and passion. I worked in post-adjudication until 14 years ago never really knowing, understanding or quite frankly trying to find out what "that Pretrial side of stuff" was all about. The only thing I knew for sure was that a lot of people ended up in my office and as time went by I would scratch my head as there seemed to be no rhyme or reason as to how it was decided which ones ended up there. It just seemed so random. Yes, I knew that social factors certainly seemed to matter but little did I know that so much of that decision is determined by what we as criminal justice professionals do in the Pretrial process. What an eye-opener. I have never looked back since. Click here to read the full letter.  


Pretrial, Probation and Parole Supervision Week
July 13 thru 19, 2014, is Pretrial, Probation and Parole Supervision week. It’s a week to commemorate the important work done by community corrections keeping our communities safe. Community corrections professionals are in a unique position to make a real difference in people’s lives. Read more about Pretrial, Probation and Parole Supervision Week here.


NAPSA 2014 Conference Info

NAPSA's 42nd Annual Conference and Training Institute is less than two months away! This year's conference is being held at the Hyatt Regency in Denver, Colorado and is appropriately themed "Taking Pretrial to New Heights". The general sessions will focus on: The Colorado Story, Smarter Justice - The Smart Pretrial Demonstration Initiative, The 30th Anniversary of the Bail Reform Act, and Partners in Pretrial Reform. Make sure to take advantage of the conference program by registering before August 1st to receive the reduced early registration rate. Below are some helpful links for information about the conference and traveling to Denver. 

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NAPSA would like to thank the following Corporate Members for their continued support!

 AnyTrax Voice Supervision  National Assoc of Shoplifting Prevention  Bi Incorporated
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